A few questions for an inerested buyer!

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  1. towens81
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    I'm considering getting a Wii for Christmas.
    Of course, I want a mod chip.

    What's the best solderless solution right now?
    Argon or D2Pro?

    What will most of the new Wii's chipsets be?
    D2C? D2C2?

    Also, will I need to connect the chips to my PC somehow?
    Or is it just plug the chip in and put in a backup?

    What's the compatibility like on the ISO's?
    I heard it was almost 100%

    THANKS IN ADVANCE!

    P.S. What's the best place to buy a pre-soldered chip in the UNITED STATES?
     


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    Some chips allow you to connect to a PC to update the chip's firmware.
    But most chips update themselves through a DVD.
    Game compatibility is very high, if you correctly burn a game you can be 99.99% sure it will work.
     
  3. Diffusion

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    If you're looking for a solderless solution, you should try your best not to end up with the new D2E drives w/ epoxy.

    [​IMG]

    As you can see... a Wii-Clip can't fit on that D2E chip. [​IMG]

    They've been selling these in the US/Canada since September.
     
  4. ModchipCentral

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    There has only been 1 person that has reported having an epoxied D2E drive ever. I highly doubt there is a chance anyone will receive one now. It's really strange only 1 person has ever had 1.

    I would currently go with the D2Pro9 and V4C Wiiclip.

    You will most likely have a D2C2 or D2E Wii.

    Feel free to purchase from us at www.ModchipCentral.com [​IMG]
     
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    Holy crap!
    How can I get around this epoxy?

    Where can I get the D2C chipset?
     
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    You should be okay with most of the ones in stores now.

    Epoxy ones will probably pop up more around the holidays when all the old Wii stock is gone and replaced with a new batch of Wiis.

    Unless it was a weird one-time thing, and we'll never see an epoxy drive again. [​IMG]
     
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    Someone reported that the epoxy could be removed by heating to 100 degrees celcius then peeling off.
     
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    Wait, aren't the ones in shelves now the ones that have epoxy?

    If I really DON'T want that damn black goo, when's the best time to buy?

    I never soldered anything before...

    What's better Argon (cheaper) or D2Pro?
     
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    Now, of course. [​IMG]

    And get a D2Pro9 and V4C Wiiclip like ModchipCentral said.
     
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    Alright, you guys are the best!
    I'm definitely considering buying at ModChipCentral.

    How fast is the shipping to California?
    You guys are based in Canada, right?

    This one's good, right?
     
  11. ModchipCentral

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    Yes, based in Canada. Orders to the Us typically take 4-6 business days to arrive.
     
  12. NeSchn

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    ModChipCentral is probably the best Modchip site around. They are helpful, friendly, and have great service! Definately buy from them!
     
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    Sweet!
    I'll be getting a modchip from ModChip Central.

    Final questions:
    1. Is the WiiKey 2 + WiiClip worth considering over the D2Pro?
    2. I won't have to worry about epoxy if I order around Christmas, or will I?
     
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    Yeah, but wait for the Wiikey 2 specific wii-clip that's apparently coming out in 2 weeks.
     
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    I would opt for a wiikey2 rather than a D2Pro, since it's the newer chip from the same team and they tend to drop their old chips...
     
  16. towens81
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    Okay I'll definitely be getting a WiiKey 2 + WiiClip + TriWing
    http://www.modchipcentral.com/store/Wiikey...iver-p-171.html

    Now it's all a matter of ordering one WITHOUT epoxy.
    And I'm pretty sure they won't roll out a D2F...
    I'm set getting a D2E WiiKey 2?

    And is there any way to **** up your Wii doing a SOLDERLESS install with a WiiClip?
    I've hacked PSP's, but I've never opened up a console. Ever.
    But I HAVE built a PC from scratch!
     
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    No you can't fuck up your Wii during a Solderless install. Well, You can I guess if you loose some screws and break the ribbon cable, but if you are really careful you will be all good.
     
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    Probably not impossible I guess, but probably slim
     
  20. towens81
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    Cool, another question [​IMG]

    Will cut pins affect me in any way if I get a D2E WiiKey 2 + WiiClip?
    And I see so many problems with chip'd Wii's. Are these drive errors common? How can I fix them?

    EDIT: I just ordered a Wii from Costco, finally. Probably no epoxy, correct?